Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds Reduce Blood Pressure in Animal Study.

Rats fed a diet that included pumpkin pulp and seeds for eight weeks had blood pressure 20% lower than rats on a control diet. Researcher Dr. Soweto Thomas notes, “With the animal model we can never really fully say that what we see is exactly what is going to happen in a human trial… But there is a slew of dietary intervention studies that have shown that, overall, a healthy diet can make real changes in someone’s health.”

Journal of the American College of Cardiology, September 2019